Steelers Get Surprise Addition to Pro Bowl Roster

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Pittsburgh Steelers earned a surprise addition to the AFC Pro Bowl roster.
The Pittsburgh Steelers earned a surprise addition to the AFC Pro Bowl roster. / (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Another thrilling Conference Championship Round left the NFL with two teams vying for a coveted Super Bowl 57 victory: the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. That's also left 30 other NFL franchises with their focus on the offseason.

First up on the offseason calendar is the annual Pro Bowl, which will look a little different this year with skills competitions and a flag football game.

The Pro Bowl game is less than a week away, but the league is still not done finalizing the roster. Many players drop out of the competition due to nagging injuries or other offseason priorities, and with the game now played before the Super Bowl, Eagles and Chiefs players will not be participating.

Chiefs Pro Bowler Chris Jones is out of the event, opening up a surprise addition for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The league announced on Tuesday that Steelers veteran Cam Heyward will replace Chris Jones in the 2023 Pro Bowl. This marks Heyward's sixth consecutive nomination.

It's certainly another deserving honor for the lifelong Steeler. Heyward played in all 17 of Pittsburgh's contests this season, notching 74 combined tackles, 10.5 sacks, 14 tackles for loss and one forced fumble. His 10.5 sacks is the second-highest mark in his 12-year career.

Steelers fans can check out the Pro Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. ET. The new format flag football game will air live on ESPN and ABC.

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